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Francis Tarantino

June 24, 1956 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 61)
Francis Tarantino, 61, of King George, VA., passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017, at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia. Born in the Bay Ridge Section of Brooklyn, N.Y. he was raised in Elizabeth and for the last 32 years he has resided in Virginia. Francis was a career Central Intelligence Agency officer detailed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, serving as the Director, Center for the Study of Geospatial Intelligence. He was promoted into the CIA Senior Intelligence Service in December 2005, managing complex intelligence operations and successfully leading intelligence officers responsible for world- wide intelligence issues. He demonstrated leadership and expertise in geospatial-intelligence analysis and collection mission planning. After 30 years of service, Frank retired from the CIA in July of 2015. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant from the Naval Reserves in 1995. Frank received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Social Science from Thomas A. Edison State College. He was a member of Soverign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, and the Order of Free Mason. Frank’s life passion was the study of medieval history. Mr. Tarantino was the beloved husband for 31 years of JoAnne (Zignauskas) Tarantino, devoted son of the late Frank and Ellen (Dwyer) Tarantino, and loving brother of James Tarantino of King George, Va., and Ellen Joyce Tarantino of Naperville, Ill. Visitation on Friday, 2:00-4:00 7:00-9:00PM Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 AM at the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 E St. George Ave Linden, NJ 07036, (908)352-9190. Funeral Mass St. Mary Of The Assumption R.C. Church, Elizabeth 10:00AM. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia

 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
September 15, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home
2124 East Saint George Ave.
Linden, NJ 07036

Visitation
Friday
September 15, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home
2124 East Saint George Ave.
Linden, NJ 07036

Funeral Mass
Saturday
September 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary RC Church
155 Washington Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Interment

St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067


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